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Observations Touching the Practical
Effects or False Statements.
f In many communities, lesser and
greater, there may still be found the
tale-bearer, who, as in Solomon's days,
separates chief friends; frequently a
womaji. not unfrequently a man. And
the pestilence that walks in darkness is
not so mischievous or so hatefuL Well
ono remembers, as a child, the lowered
voice, not without a nasal intonation,
the unmistakable busybody air, the un
forgotten formula: "Now you must
not mention it for your life; but she
said that you were a vulgar, ugly
thing." Many, indeed, are things so
said which recur to the unwilling mem
ory. But there are matters which it is
degrading to recall, even to gibbet them.
I wish heartily 1 could forget a great
deal which comes back to me as I writo
this line. John Stuart Mill said that
one marked difference between the edu
cated and uneducated class is that the
latter will readily tell a falsehood; the
former will not. It is sad that one's
experience appears sometimes to testify
that the deplorable tendency has its
place in some individuals "of either
Let a rule be here laid down which
ought never, under auy circumstances,
be departed from. Never listen to one
who proposes to tell you somothing a
friend has said to your prejudicR, your
pledging yourself never to speak to
your friend on the matter. Here you
nave come across the basest and most
cowardly of all backbiters and mischief
makers, likewise the vulgarest. Your
course here is plain. Say to the coward
ly tale-bearer: "I warn you that if you
Say one word 1 shall go straight and tell
my friend that you told me this story
and ask if it is true." Dr. Chalmers
mother always met any bit of spiteful
tattle with words to this effect. It was
pleasing to see how the mischief-maker
hastened to back out of the story. And
the mischief-maker did not come back
to Mrs. Chalmers a second time; unless
a greater fool than common.
A little organization has gone on
smoothly for years, its members trust
ing one another and working harmoni
ously together. But in an evil hour the
mischief-maker is admitted to that small
society. Soon there i3 suspicion and
drawing off; possibly tho wnole thing
blows up. Each has been secretly
Eoisoncd. No doubt each ought to
avo cut the mischief-maker short, but
not all had wisdom and firmness to do
You remember, I doubt not, how the
mischief-maker onco offered, "from a
sense of duty," to relate to you circum
stances which tended to make you
doubt your best friend. He "wished to
caution you." You cut him short fin
all. But what if that whisper had got
hold of you? Of course, you would
have asked your friend about it, and
things would have been cleared up.
But some folk dread a scene and avoid
iL And such leavo a painful impres
sion. The repetition of them ends in
One has known human beings much
perplexed to know why, after boing
made a good desl too much of in cer
tain places, they were suddenly droppod.
A modest man would sav, bocauso I
made a bad impression; 1 disappointed
people. Years after it came out that it
all came of the skillful misrepresenta
tions and innuendoes of a clever and
(in the main) good man. But he could
not bear to seo your promotion. The
frantic tenacity with which some men
keep hold of some trumpery privilego
is even exceeded bj' their frantic terror
lest any neighbor should get hold of it,
When falsehoods are systematically
told by a man (not designed to keep a
neighbor back or down) his purpose
generally is to inuko himself of conse
quence. He is influential; holding
strings in his hand; playing off ono
against another. Privately tell A that
B abused him; privately tell B that A
abused him. If they be vulgar souls
they will listen to you. And no doubt
3ou are a sneaking talc-carrier; yet you
have a certain iutTucnce which possibly
you could get in no other way.
When falsehoods are systematically
told by a woman, if old. she is spiteful.
She wants to give pain and make mis
chief. If middle-aged, things are not
so bad. Her main desire is to be talk
ing about herself. She is always the
heroine of her libs. And she "would
talk of herself forever. She would
rather tell evil of herself than tell noth
ing. Lonqviaii's Magazine.
Where Do They Originate, and How Do
They Come to the Eirth?
The falling of a huge one in Western
Pennsylvania a stone as large as au
average house seems to have excited
some interest on the part of many per
sons to learn something more about
these strange and dangerous visits. It
is rare that wo hear of one of such
great size as this Pennsylvania meteori
indeed, one may well question the truth
of the account. But there have been
oven larger ono, though not, probably,
in modern times. The thoory of somo
person?, that these rod-hot stones have
been thrown out of some volcano, and
then been drawn back to the CNrth's
surface by gravitation, is wholly un
tenable. These fierv rocks come from
"other worlds than ours." It is not
probable that they are recent emana
tions from one of the other planets;
they are drawn, in all probability, by
the earth's greater attraction, out of
their place in some of tho great meteor
streams that revolve, like the earth,
around the sun, each in its own orbit.
At certain points in the annual journeys
of ur own world, and of these great
streams of loosely aggregated rocks of
many siz.es, the two orbits evidently so
nearly touch as to make it possible for
the globe on which we live to cap
ture some of the meteoric bodies
which constitute the fringe, or skirt, so
to speak, of the meteor stream. Once,
on the loth of November. 1833, our
jrlobe must haw actually brushed
through the thinner outer fringe of the
astonishing aggregation which has
since come to oV known among astron
omers as the "November stream." in
contradistinction to another whose skirts
ve almost touch in August, and which
I called, therefore, the August stream.
Other streams ma- exist, m the inter
planetary spaces, of which the astrono
mers have no positive knowledge; or,
there may be irregular masses, or even
endless cases of separate meteoric bod
ies, all rushing around the sun in differ
ent orbits. It is certain that countless
millions of thee objects, mostly quite
small bodies, an actually drawn in up
on the earth, ilost of t..em, apparently,
are burned up before reaching the
earth's surface.'and descend in an invis
ible, impalpable form of exceedingly
fine dnst. Occasionally this can be
plainly seen as it was once, in the
suburbs of this city, when it seemed at
first, shown against the afternoon sun,
like a real shower of rain, only a raw
from a clear sky, but which quickly
proved to be a shower of dnst, so fine.
that unless it chanced to be seen against
xne sun ii was mvisioie.
Mr. Proctor, I
ine astronomer, noias tms unseen
falling meteoric dust to have
been an appreciable, indeed an lm-'
portent, factor involved in the problem
of the alleged growth of the bulk of
our planet, and has actuallv tried to i
compute something of the rate and ex-
. . i
tent of that supposed increase. How
ever that may be, our g.obe certainly .
does capture an enormous number of
little foreign bodies. One or more can
be seen silently streaming across the
skj on almost any clear, calm night;
aaaeliiaes a autoer at btm-imu
seeming course across the sky, instead
of plunging straight down, being mere
ly an optical effect.' dae to the angle at
which the appearance is seen. rheso
meteors, entering the earth's atmos
phere, and plunging with more and
more velocity as they get nearer the sur
face, are heated to a white heat (and,
thus made luminous and visible) by the
increased faction caused by their in-
creased speed and the increasing densi-
U. ;. mfrvat- rf thtitn (innAar lit..
rally "burnt up," but some, usually
the larger ones, holdout against '"tfiar
own conflagration till they burst with a
great explosion, or plunge intact (but
red-hot) into the ground or the sea.
Without giving credence to the Western
story, a few-years ago, of a man being
killed by one of these meteors, there is
still some small degree of likelihood
that such a thing might hnppon; a much
lesser ahance- than the danger of being'
atmrdr riir litrhtnincr.
Tlie Aiicnst train of ueteoi? Is com-H
puted to be 90,000,000 miles long -or
about as long as the distance from the
earth to the sun. Others are of un
Where do they originate?
The question is easily asked. The
answer, while it is one about which we
feel but little doubt, seems to be not
susceptible of being sustained by actual
Eroof. These meteoric bodies appear to
a not exactly like any of our rocks.
Many of them are more like a kind of
half-vitreous "iron stone" than any
thing else; they show the work of hea .
and ring, on being struck by a hammer.
A DRUMMER'S TALE.
Hoar His Iteaeaale ee Rmoued a Cvbslat
sTrom Despair. While It Secared Two
Sample Casrs lor Uloiself-A Monstrous
"Nothing warms a man up on a cold
day like a kind action," said the man
who had just dropped a ffiokel in a beg
gar's hat, and felt a little sheepish
"You've hit it fair in the eye," said
a Chicago drummer; "for I know how
that is myself."
"You!" exclaimed both the others, in
"Yes. me. You mightn't think it,
but I've made a few investments of that
"You don't say!"
"Yes, I do; but I never had anything
warm up my blood like one that hap
pened in a little town in Kansas, on
one of the coldest days we had last
winter. I was laid over there, and
dropped into a shoe shop to have a lit
tle repairing done on a boot. The
cobbler was an oldish man, with ono of
the saddest faces I over saw outside of
Milwaukee. When I went in he was
sitting on his bench, with his face bur
ied in his bands, crying fit to kilL"
"What was he crying about?"
"That's what 1 was about to tell you.
The man's grief took right hold of me
and made me feel all over in spots. I
approached him kindly, and, in as soft
a voice as I could muster, I inquired
the cause of his woe. He told me he
was ruined, that the savings of a life
time had been swept away in a day, and
his family woro absolutely suffering for
want of bread, and that, too. at a time
when every comfort seemed just within
"Been speculating in grain, had he?"
"Oh, no; bless you, no. Nothing of
tho kind, ile was quite a prudent man,
and had lost his all iu legitimate busi
ness, as I managed to learn from him
between sobs; though it took a good
deal of questioning.
"How did it come about?"
"Well, it seemed that a young lady
from St Louis had boon visiting the
burg, and had left her measure with
him and ordered a pair of shoes. He
Euc into them every scrap of leather
e had in the shop, but he didn't have
quite enough, and they proved too
small. She couldn't get them ou, and
they were consequently thrown back on
his hands. All his capital being locked
up in thorn the poor man was ruined.
No wonder he was gloomy. He hadn't
a dollar lett to buy stock, and without
leather his hands were idle, and he was
obliged so sit still and hear his children
cry for bread."
"And what did you do?"
"Why. there was only one thing that
I could do, and 1 did it, and the reac
tion of the deed warmed me up so thor
oughly that I didn't got cold again dur
ing the winter."
" hat was that?"
"Why, gentlemen. 1 bought the shoes,
and set the poor old follow up in busi
ness again I never saw a man so
thankful in all my life. He fairly went
wild, and it was all I could do to keep
him from hugging me. I needed some
new sample trunks anyway, and I tell
you they turned out to be just boss for
that, though I probably got more cuss
ing from baggagemen on account of 'em
than any other mau on the road. Good
day, gents; I stop here. Be kind to the
poor." "Lige Brown," in Chicago Led
ger. THE NOTE WAS PAID.
IIow Old Hickory llrought a Dead-Beat
Gitvrmneat Clerk to Time.
President Jackson was one day waited
on by the keeper of a Washington
boarding-house, who complained that a
Tcnnesseean, who had been appointed
by him to a clerkship in one of the de
partments, would not pay a board bilL
"Get his note." said Old Hickory,
"for the full amount, interest included,
payable in sixty days, and bring it to
"That will be of no use," replied the
boarding-house keeper, "for he never
pays his notes."
"Do as I tell you. sir," said Jackson,
and turned away.
Tho next day the boarding-house
keeper reappeared at the White House
and handed the note to the President
He took it, read it, wrote "Andrew
Jackson" across the back in his well
known autograph and handed it back,
saying: 'Take that to the Bank of tho
Metropolis and tell them from me that
at its maturity it will be paid by either
the drawer or the indorser. They will
discount it for you."
A few days afterward the man who
had given the note met his creditor and
tauntingly said: "Well, I don't suppose
you have been able to negotiate mv pa
per?" "Yes." replied the boarding
house keeper, "I had no trouble in get
ting it discounted at legal rates of in
terest" "Who in thunder is willing to
discount mv notes?" asked the Tennes-
seean. "The Bank of the Metropolis dis
counted the one yon gave me, upon the
assurance that if you did not pay it the
indorser would."" "But who would in
dorse my note " General Jackson,
and he sent word to the bank that if
you did not pay the note he would."
It is hardly necessary to add that the
note was promptly p'aid by the maker.
Ben Perley Poo're, in Boston Budget
Mutual Hard Luck.
Vn li.VM't mt .nn msino.. .BM
asked a bill collector of a Texas gentle
"No money yet"
"Well, now I am about tired of this.
This makes eight times I've been here.
and I haven't been able to get a cent
out of you yet"
"Have yon been here eight times al
ready? Well, I must say, yon have the
meanest luck of any man I ever had
any dealings with. I believe it is tow
coming so often that brings me bad
luck, too. You had better stay away
from mow o." Texas Sifting.
GAVE IT UP.
Wfar a Boalnenep Will HavtafUr'
No IHuttrato School-Hooka.
A wan school teacher entered a book
store near Greenville, Miss., a few days
since, dragging after her a small fat
boy who held in one little paw a muti
lated "first reader," and with the other
. wjped his weeping eyas and pug nose,
, . ou firs'treaders except
'. .J ...
these?" asked the school teacher.
t "Any except these?" repeated
book1 man: "Why, ma'am, these are
the nice little books I sold yon the other
"day; "surely you haven't any objeotion
They have pictures in them and the
boys caiP'flearn anytbinglrom fhem,"
said the tearful teacher.
"Not learn because of the pictures;
impossible! Vhc.jna'am.the. pictures
are put there fortbe purpose of helping
the scholars to leaza. Allow "me to give
.you a lesson in toe' art.'1 Then turning
to the boy: "Come, sit in this chair,
my man. and let me see if you are not
a wise fellow; take your book and begin
here on this page, now look at the
picture, then spell the word.'
The boy. having cleared away suffi
cient tears and dirt to enable him to
see. sat upon a chair with his stumped
toed boots two feet from the floor, and
taking the book began:
"Ah. said the book-seller; "you see,
ma'am. Now. my man," he added,
sitting down and closing his eyes com
placently, "now, my man, proceed."
"R-a-t mouse. P-i-g. nog." pro
ceeded the boy.
"No, no, not so fast." cried the book
seller, startled. "Why. you see this
fellow eating cheese is too large to be
a mouse, so we call him a rat; and this
animal eating potato parings is too
small to be a hog. so we call him u pig;
understand? Well, go on, then, and
look attentively at the pictures."
"P-a-i-1. bucket I-n k. inkstand,"
spelled tho boy, gazing at the pictures.
"No, no," cried the book-seller, and
began to oxplain. The explanation
lasted some twenty minutes, after which
the book-seller said aga'n:
"Understand, now? Well, then go
on again and be sure to look close at
the pictures so you will know what they
are. The boy began again with his
nose almost touching the page.
"V-a-t, tub. Q-u-i-1-1, feather. Ox,
"Stop!" roared the book-seller.
The boy stopped, put down tho book
and took up a howl.
"Madame," said the book-seller to
the school-teacher, "I will order a lot
of unillustrated first readers to-morrow."
Detroit Free Press.
HOW IT IS DONE.
Working- Up to ttta Folat or Affectionate
Did you ever listen to a young couple
working up to that point of affectionate
intimacy at which they call one another
by their Christian names?
"It has been a lovely party, hasn't it,
"Lovely. Mr. Wilkins."
"I have known you a long time. Miss
"And I have known you quite awhile."
"I've often heard my sister speak of
"And my brother is always talking
"Is he? I bear so much about yon
that I feel quite at home with you."
"It's a lovely night, isn't it, Mr.
"Beautiful. I think Edith's such a
"Do vou? I don't like it"
"What did you say."
"O. nothing; I was merely repeating
"I don't like all men's names. I liko
some. I like Phillip and Ferdinand,
"What do you think of George?"
"That's your name. George."
"I beg your pardon."
"O, nothing; I was only repeating
"What a lovely nisht it is, isn't it
'O. there! George Wilkins, what did
you lot me slip on that cobble for?"
" 'Pou my word, I didn't do it Miss
Well, wo are home, or I am, Mr.
"I am very sorry."
"So am I. I'm so much obliged for
vour escort; I've had such a lovely
"And so have I."
"Good night Mr. Wilkin."
Good night Miss Jackson.
"Good night Edith."
Good night George." San Fran
The Bellg-toas Doctrines or the Great Chi
It may be asked, what was the relig
ion of Confucius himself. It must be
answered; he accepted what he found
without laying stress upon any special
doctrines. While reverencing an un
seen divine power, he yet never spoke
of it as personal. He believed in spir
its, coniorinea to ceremonies, and did
not check special prayers. Once, when
sick, his friends asked that prayers
should be mado for his recovery. "Is
that" said he. "the proper thing to
do?" "It is so set down," they answered,
"in the sacred book, 'Address your
prayers,' " etc. He then uttered this
memorable seutence: "Tho prayer of
Confucius is constant" Men observed
that he sacrificed to the dead as if thev
were present; yet he evaded all ques
tions concerning them. "Shall we serve
the spirits of tho dead?" they asked; his
answer was: "If you can not serve
men, how will you servo spirits?" "I
venture to ask" about death." said a
disciple. "You know nothing about
life, how can you know anything about
death?" "Havo the dead knowledge?"
still urged the eager student "You
need not know whothcr they have or
not" said tho master; "there is no
hurry, hereafteryou shall know." "Ho
taught" wo read elsewhere, "letters,
morals, devotion of soul and sincerity
of heart, but all mysterious occurrences
feats of dexterity, abnormal states,
and tho existence of spiritual bcJnjrs, he
shrank from discussing." Yet the iu
stant the sphere of practice was touched
the trumpet gave no uncertain sound:
"Without obeying the ordinances of
heaven (t e., the moral law), it is im
possible to bo a superior man." "He
who sins against Heaven, to whom can
he pray?" "No mau knows me. I do
not complain; Heaven alone knows
me. This is the nearest approach I
find to the recognition of a personal
God, and it does not amount even to
monotheism as taught by Moses Good
A twelve-year-old Dakota girl,
taken up into the air by a cyclone, car
ried out of sight and brought easily
down in a field a quarter of a mile away,
describes her sensation while in transit
as that of being rapidly and constantly
E ricked by thousands of needles. Sinco
er experience she has been affected
similar to a person with St Vitus'
dance. Chicago MaiL
A correspondent of a San Fraacisoo
newspaper tells of a mountain parrot
not much larger than a thrush, which
kills sheep and even eattle in New
Zealand. So widespread are the depre
dations of these bloodthirsty little birds
that the farmers pay what sees extra--agtat
prices for their destruction.
Seasickness caused the death of a
yachtsman off the English coast re
cently. M. Bourdon, a chef, shot himself in
Paris because a wedding breakfast got
ten up by him was a failure.
"Kobinson Crusoe's gun and sea
chest" were shown in downrigt earnest
to an amused tourist, in Firesbir-, Scot-'
land, the other day. -
A starving laborer took three apples
from a garden and was. sentenced by
Bailie Hunter, of Dundee, Scotland, to
forty day's imprisonment
Lord Vivian, an advanced, Church
rof England man, recently .discharged
"HIS OUU1C YBUIIi flOW 1UI UUb BILDIlUing
prayers. 'Then tho crew sued him for
a week's wages, and a -verdict in their
favor was rendered.
It is discovered that Isabella of
Spain has a double in Paris, who fre
quently appears at the theaters and else
where in public and is generally mis
taken for Isabella, whom she strangely
resembles in feature and form.
The Danish expedition to East
Greenland, after an absence of twenty
nine months, has returned to Copenha
gen. The expedition made a special
chart of a hitherto unknown coast,
reaching latitude sixty-six degrees eight
minutes north, and named it Christian
Bombay's ice is provided from im
menso machines, in which the ice is
manufactured daily. Recently the
water supply gave out. and for three
days no ice was to be had. During tha
time the death rate of the city more
The new Goethe Society, which is
exciting so much attention in Germany,
has already obtained about six hundred
members. The first publication which
it will bring out will be the correspond
ence, extending over many years, be
tween the Duchess Anna Amelia, of
Saxe-Weimar, and the Frau Rath, the
mother of Goethe.
In the British Medical Journal, Dr.
Fothergill says that a patient dying of
exhaustion is generally dying of starva
tion. 'We give him beef tea, calP foot
jelly, alcohol, seltzer and milk; that i.s,
a small quantity of sugar of milk and
some fat But the jelly is the poorest
sort of food, and the beef tea a mere
stimulant The popular belief that
beef tea contains 'the very strength of
the meat' is a terrible error; it has no
Mr. Terriss, of the Lyceum Thea
ter. London, has been awarded the
medal of the Royal Humane Society
for a gallant act On the 9th of August
three lads were bathing near Deal, when
one of them was seized with cramp
about two hundred yards from the
shore, and shouted for assistance. Mr.
Terriss and his son were sailing close
by, about a mile from the east of the
South Foreland. Ho at onco lowered
his lugsail, and, without divesting him
self ot any of his clothes, plunged over
board, and swimming out seized tho
lad just in time, for he had suuk twice.
Mr. Terriss' son. twelve years of ago,
threw out a rope, which his fattier
Sasped when he was clutched by the
EXCAVATIONS IN EGYPT.
Light Thrown on Ancient Custom a Well
as the Egyptian Spirit of To-dajr.
Profess Maspero's last reoort of his
labors in 'r'gypt throws light noi only
on the ancient customs there, but also
on the spirit which pervades the Egypt
of to day. Professor Maspero is Su
perintendent of the museum at Boulag.
near Cairo, and is officially charged
with the oversight of all excavations
that are made in the country. No na
tive is permitted to dig for antiquities
under any pretense whatever, except
under his direction. Travelers who
have visited Siout remember with in
terest the American Presbyterian mis
sion which has long been established
there, and its school for the education
of natives. Also the neatness of many
Christian dwellings. Even in the mar
ket the evidences of a higher civiliza
tion than is to be found elsewhere in
Egypt are apparent Missions find less
obstacles to their work in Siout than in
Alexandria or Cairo. The story goes
that during last winter one of the most
famous magicians of Siout intimated
to some Greeks that in the burial place
gist south of the city, at a place called
rougah, some ancient treasures lay
buried. They requested permission to dig
for them under the watch of some em
ploye of the museum. After certain
exorcisms, the magician indicated the
exact place doubtless long the secret
of himself and his predecessors in the
"black art" where the treasure would
be found. And eighteen feet from tho
surface they actually struck a rock, and
twenty-four feet lower a block fell un
der the blows of the pick, and the work
men were plunged pell-mell into a rude
ly quarried chamber, the ancient en
trance to which was stopped by the cav
ing in of the arched roof. A brick fur
nace with a metallic door was found to
contaiu more than two hundred stone
and bronze vases of various forms, some
fold leaf, and in one corner a heap of
lack. Binning earth, greasy to the
touch. The coiling and walls were cov
ered with a coat of soot To guard such
a quantity of ancient curiosities required
the presence of two armed soldiers.
The news spread, a mob assembled, and
a tumult arose. The inhabitants of the
Drougab, who are Copts, came in a body
armed with clubs, and attempted to de
scend into the pit for the purpose of
carrying off the entire booty. The agents
of tho museum attempted to reason
with them. "These treasures," said
they, "belong to the Government which
alone has a right to dispose of them ac
cording to its pleasure." But they
would not listeu. "What is this Gov
ernment ou talk about?" they demand
ed; "we do not recognize it: we are not
its servants. These treasures were put
here- by our fathers and they belong to
us, and if you touch them we shall
strike you and your blood shall be spilt
for you are nothing but thieves and for
eigners." During this debatw tho Mos
lem inhabitants of Siout came upon
th scene and demanded their share of
the treasures; but at the first word the
people of Drougah replied: "This gold
wa found in Coptic ground, ami wo
are Copts. You on tho contrary, are
Mussulmans, and the tombs of your
fathers are iu Arabia, go there and
seaivh for the gold which they buried,
and let alone this which our fathers
concealed hero for us." This little
religious quarrel threatened to de
velop serious consequences, and
would havo done so, without doubt
had not a detachment of soldiers,
sent in haste from Siout, come to
the rescue with ttxod bayonets. They
came none too soon, for Mussulmans
ami Christians had agreed to take pos
session of the treasure' and renew tho
discussion when they came to divide it
The gold was the cause of the tumult
tho toot of the evil; yet it was of little
value worth in the market of Cairo
about. $350. Tho popular imagination
at Siout made it much greater. The
first day it was a quart of gold, tho
ne.l day a bushel, and now it is com
monly reported that the Superintendent
of exca'ations carried off one hundred
bushels of solid gold. Professor Mas
pero thinks that the furnace belonged
to an alchemist of the seventh or eighth
cent:r. of our era, who chose this sub
terranean chamber because public
opinion as suspicious of all alchemists.
Many of tho vases, however, were mado
durinsr the fourth and fifth dynasties,
and belonged to the Princes who
reigesd in Siout several thousand years
ago. The heap of black shining earth,
when subjected to chemical testa, was
PITH AND POINT.
A fellow who goes out with a light
oat often has no difficulty in coming in
with a heavy cold. Bodo-.i Transcript.
- There may or may hot be "sermons
in stouts." but many 'first-class clergy
men seem to get a pile of ro.'ks" out
of their sermons'. Whi'.th ill Timet.
A mm ua ;ied unnou. employed in
a PittsbBrih fonn-irywaut'offthtrother-dav
loaderTto the "nraUle. imroa his
.return was promptly discharged. Phil-.
adtlphiaCatl. . .,
Archery - ha .bean almost ignored
this season for.-what reason fashionable
xjouug ladies know bust. We won't ar
row then feeluff by 3iwsi.iting a scar
city of beaus. Chicago Tribune.
u ever think.
when a person
tells vou that you
look 'yo::ner every
time h-. sees you, that you must have
appeared to him like a veritable Methu
selah a year or two igo? ' jScsIou Tran
script. A biograp ser of Paauini sivs the
great violinist played "now like an
ange!. now like a demon never like a
mortal raaa." There are thousands of
violinists :u this country who possess
one of Pag's gifts. Tile, don t play
like a mortal man nor an ane! either.
"If 1 were you and you were 7.'
she sang vigorously at tb.3 piano, a d
turuin-r to h'ui. said, "what would on
do?' "Well, love." h-j answered,
"judging roui your disposition and the
color of your hair. I'd say you w uld
take a eiu.) au knock me off that piano
ftaol if I d;':'i 'ton s oging." Mer
Wif. m :
UW?'" Hus ii ;
prt." Wife li
tr mb esj ho.v i
baud "Uxre lent.'
ai. right, my dar-
- IVrf-otiou. ' my
.v -ties talcs and
the colFea?'' Hu
Wife (greatly ag
itated) "Not so good is yo.ir mother
used to make, my da ling? ' Husband
(calmly) "My mother never Knew
how to make o" lite at all. prec"nu."
Wife falls inti a deadly s-.voon. Tab
leau. Chicago Journal.
"I am a t'ery tired mau." writes a
subsariber iu Ohio. "I am ne vous,
constitutionally timid; a vory coward in
fa-t I am ashamed of it but I can't
help it. Now. what profession or o -cu'iatiou
e:.u I adopt in the piactico of
which I will be most pe f ecu v safe from
harm o danger?" Go to Frauce. my
son; go to Frauce and be a duelist. Or,
you might remain in America and be a
pugilist Brooklyn Eagle.
Not long ago as an elderly couple
were out walking a lady on the opuo
sito side o: the street sl'pped and fell
down. The old gentleman ru-hed
across the street raised his hat, and of
fered to assist her in any possible way.
His wife followed him across at a slow
pace, aud witnessing his devotion to
the stranger, suook her fist at him.
"It's all right it's all right." he whis
pered. "ies, 1 know it is," she hotly
exclaimed; "here an unknown woman
hurts her t e, and y u plow across the
stree: o rat her up with kindness.
The otb r dav when I fell down stai
yon stood and laughed, aud wanted to
know if I was pra -t cing for a circus."
A WAR REALITY.
M.'Otlnir of K.iUlt -inl S.m iu ttia Olood
!!. ot tin. Ifurriet T.ane.
A day or two since as the corre
spondent was visiting the Episcopal
Cemetery, in the we3teru part of the
city in company with a friend, his at
tention was attracted by a mod st tomb
stone under the shade of a vigorous
1 live oak. nearin ' the fo lowing inscrio-
Lieut. Commaadar V. 3. S.,
Boru Jan. 3ljt. 1337,
Ktl'eit in Buttle Jnuuary Ut. 1863.
"My Father L IXore.'
"This modest stone," remarked the
c.nvs;)o .ueul s companion, "comment
orat s'one of the saddest of the many
sa 1 events transpiring during th late
war for it marks the 1 si re-ting place
of as brave an oificer as wor trod the
dejk of an American man-of-war. Kd
ward Lea was a Bnltimorean by birth,
and t e breaking out of the war fo.md
him an otlicer iu the F deral navy. His
father M ijor Albert M. Lea who es
poused tlie Confede ate side, had writ-t-u
him early in 61 giving his views on
the then pending ontest adding that
he must udffe for himel" the side ie
wo Id take but should, he eho se the
service of the United States they would
prob.iblv nevt;r meet a ain. unless per
ehan. e in battle.
The young otlicer elected to stand
by the old flag, and when the Reamer
Harriet Lane was trans'onr.cd iito a
man-of-war lm was eleot.d by Captain
Wainwrlght as her First Lieute lant,
ami in that capacity served under ar
ragti :tt Fort Jackson. New Orleans
and V c.vb:ir.r. VVhun th' Fn.lc I S a'es
forces o. copied Galveston, iu the fa'l
of iSii-.. tin Ha riet Lane formed o:w ui
tb llolilla, aud uheti the city cji re
taken by the rebel forces 11 'or Magru
der. on the lt of January. 1 -st:t. Ma ;
A. M. I oa, the father of tne young L"eu
tera'it, : amour the attacking :irty,
and from the shore witnes-e i -u- sou".
ship surrender, after her Ctpiain n.ni
bei-n killed aud mns! of he: :llcers des
pei ately wounded.
Pro 'ceding to the head of Brian's
wharf, near where the light too place.
Major Lea hailed the tl:iriet ;.:im up
on alios-' bulwark Gene al Tom Green
and Com.ivodore Leon Smith stood. an!
asked if anv of the tt':tuor ofiicers
had been killed or wounded, and the iv
Yo; nearly all of them.
"Major Lea 'was then g.antfd par
mi 011 toi;o on board and. me -tin x an
oilier of the ship, asked if Lroi.ti'ii mt
Lea was there, and was answered:
" 'Yes aud la lly wounded.'
'lam his father." replied the Con
federate office", and he was then li'd to
h s sou. who was lviug in the coe .-i;il
surrounded by tlie dead and dying. The
son reeognizud the father, telling h'ui
that he hoped hu wa not mona iy
wounded. Dr. Penrose, o Phihulclphia,
who was o uniting upoa a .o-.i.u'iud man,
stated that tlie Lieulcca-it was mor
tally wounded and might die within an
hour, or might linger lor sc.utal days.
The father then returned to the
shore to procure an ambulance to take
tsie wounded man to th hospital, bitt
diiriii"" Iu absence the Lt'iite:i:iut ex
pired, hi last word, when asked if he
nad any directions to give being sim
plv: Mv father is here.' He was
buried, together with Captain Wain
wrtght. on .the "id of January, with mil
itary lion rs.
"A wealthy relative of J;altimore
asked the father's leavo toTemovo the
remains of the Lieutenant to Green
Mount Cemetery and place them beide
his mother, but'the request was denied,
the father feeling th-.t it was more
rittiiiir for the brave sailor to sleep
where he fell 'in sight of the sea and ia
sound of the surf.' In 16Gb". when the
remains, of Captain Waiuwright were
removed by his brother officers, they
wished also to take the Lieutenant's
body to the Naval Acs letny it Annap
olis. .Mil.. butthU effort was aiso resist
ed. To-day, of all who fought aud died
under the stars and stripes on the Har
riet Lane's decks, the remains of Lieu
tenant Lea are the only ones resting be
neath the turf on Galveston Island."
Galveston (Tex) Cor. 3L Louis QloH-Dtmocrat.
English Cousiu Don't say "stove-
fipc." Vred, it's so vulgar," vou know!
red What shall I call it thcn'tile?"
Fair Brtjii (scornfully) Why, "chim
ney pot." ,of course!
A farmer at Lancaster. Pa., has
roofel a new barn with glass. He says
the cost was not a greatdtalmore, and
that the glass weighs thirteen tons,
wh'1,1 a slate roui .woild weigh twenty
:six tons. " ""
i A Missouri girl who didn't get
five-dollar album voted to "the ban
somest girl went at jt and scratched
the face of the girl .who dd. and she
may never bujiretty again. Detroit
It is sa'd that Chinamen will steal
and eat poodles. Before anv decided
steps are taken towards firing out the
heathen letus tempt them to turn their
atteut'on totcais for .a bref period.
T0IS4L0 Blade.. .
Mr. T.'C. Mendenhall, formerly
professor of phvs'cs in the Imperial
University at Tokio. Japan, says that
one never gets used to earthquakes.
Tho more experience a man has the
more he dreads the phenomenon.
The late Walter V'eldon was one
of the five men, and the onlv man out
side of France, deemed by the French
Soc"oty d'Envouragemcnt 'worthy to re
ceive its "grand medal." It was he
who' invented "the process bv which
bleaching powder is matter thin, as the
chemist Dumas-said, cheapening every
sheet of paper and every yard of calico
in tlie world'.
The ev dence of the value of oil to
lessen tho dangerous effect of heavv
seas Is reported by the United States
Hydrographic Office a- continuing to be
"of the most satisfactory nature." and
with its latest Pilot's Chart it jj'ves in
structions for its use. and invites sug
gost'ons from mar ners as to their prac
tical experience in oiling tho waves.
The safety of navigation may be much
increased by their hearty compliance.
Our frail humanity is so dependent
upon our surrounding? we so need
each other's help, that we can not af
ford to be other than good neighbors.
For however independent of our fellows
we may imagine ourselves to bo. there
is sure to come a fine when we crave
human companionship and aid. and then
it will bo well for us to have sought
"tho good folks." who really and trulv
live "everywhere, if vou enly find
them." . Annette Poole, in Good
In a recent lecture Prof. Virchow.
of Berlin, stated that the Semifc raco
norc readily adapts itself to a change
f climate than the Aryan, and that
the South Europeans owe their advant
ages in this re-pect to tho admixture of
Semitic blood, through contact with
the Phan:caiis and Arabs. The want
of adaptability shows itself especially
in dirain'shed ferlMity. Creoles dio out
after the third generation, or become
absorbed with the natives.
It is said that the first restrictive
liquor law ever passed in this country
was enacted in a little town in Khode
Island and read as follows: "Every
saloon keeper who soils more than ono
gallon of I'qtior to a minor shall be
lined one dollar and costs." The first
temperance pledge remembered in cir-
mlation in New England was thus
worded: "I solemnly swear to abstain
from tho use of intoxicating liquors on
11 occasions except on training days,
wedding days, banquets, andothergreat
occasions." .V. 1. Hun.
Their Kuril Lot an ScrvxnM to Willful
Tho Montcnegr n woman is in many
espects an object of pity to the trav
elers who pass through the strange little
principality, but there is no woman in
tho country who would not be grievously
offended at any show of sympathy. To
work incessantly and to suffer is the
lestiny of the womeu of this race.
They are not even welcomed into tho
world. A Montenegrin father, when
asked by his neighbor what the sex of
his new-born child is, answors: "God
Eardon me! it is a girl." Sometimes
0 says: "It is a serpent," which is a
poetical manner of expressing his re
gret at the birth of a daughter. Tho
girl grows up neglected and often
cursed. She carries fagots of wood on
her head in order that she may earn a
few coins with which to buy arms for
her brothers. She has no youth. At
twenty-fire she seems already old. Sho
is married voting, and cares for her
children while supporting labor in the
fields which would be hard even for
strong men. She trembles before her
father, her brother, her husband; she
only awakens to freedom and inde
pendence of action when excited
by the noise of the combat to
which she frequently follows the
warriors. She urges them on, and loads
their guns, and dresses their wounds.
Tho Montenegrin woman is rarely
beautiful of feature, and tho coarse
work which she performs soon ruins her
form. Her virtue is beyond reproach;
intrigues are unknown in Montenegro,
and gallantry would find a sharp re
proof at the point of a yataghan. The
women wander unattended wherever
they please throughout the country; for
while a Montenegrin warrior would
never think of relieving a woman from
the Heavy burden of fagots or provisions
which she may be fainting under, and
while he may, perhaps, rail at her for
her weakness, lie would not by word or
deed offer her the slightest insult. Tho
woman is almost servile with regard to
her husband; if she sees him coming
along tho road, she turns off, or passes
him rapid 1 that he may not be com
pelled to recognize her. Should tho
warrior be seen wasting his time in
loitering by his wife's side he would bo
subjected to reproach from the elders
in tho village. A few vears since ono
could not have found in the whole of
Montenegro one woman knowing how
to read or write. Latterly some few
schools to wlrch women have access
have been established.
The duties of hospitality all fall upon
the woman. It is she whb unlaces the
boots of the stranger when he arrives,
and who washes his feet, who serves
at the tabic and holds the liaming pine
knot by which the others see to eat.
The husband does not even notice his
wife unless it be to request somo menial
service of her.
It is a wonder Montenegrin babies
ever live through the severe course of
swaddling which they undergo from
their earliest day until they arc weaned.
They are strapped to boards and slung
over the backs of their mothers, and
thus, winter and summer, the make
long journeys in the mountains and
among the rocks.
When the husband falls ill it is not
the wife who cares for him, but his
parents. Etiquette demands that the
wife should not appear indifferent to
his condition, and should attend to her
duties in house and field as if he were
in no danger. But when he dies she is
exacted to burst into loud lamenta
tions, and in all the country round sing
the praises of his courage and bis prow
ess in front of the enemy.
This overworked and much-abused
creature has one gracious accomplish
ment: the Montenegrin womau is ex
ceedingly expert in embroideries, and
they are'a prominent feature of the na
tional costume. The women work at
them when they are walking along the
roads, bearing upon their heads bur
dens which seem heavy enough to
crush a nack-horse. From Edward
Xing' "Europe in Storm and Cairn. J
Should bo Leiit constantly :.. lunl. for
lis? in iiserguucics cf t!.? ;:visiiijo''.
Many a uio:Lcr, martial ia iLc ids'.- b.
tiw ominous sounds o Crcup, lliati tuj
l'.ttla sufferer, with red uud swollen face,
gusplier for air. In such cases Aycr
Cherry Pectoral Is invaluable. 3Irs. Jlcina
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LauUo-.i, Guilford. Ccnu., writes: "Ay.-r-i
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. Saved RSy Life.
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J. Gregg, Lowell. 31as., writes: "31..
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Ayer's Cherry Pectoral,
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